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Monday 21st - BRIDGE CANCELLED as club rooms unavailable

Congratulations to Beth Thompson and Fiona McKay on winning the first trophy of the season (Robert Currie Trophy)

 

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League Teams Information

See link on main page to review current league position.

 

The Club runs two teams in the East of Scotland District leagues.

 

A team Pool (Division 3): Denis Higginbotham, Willie Wilkinson, Robin Bauld, Graham Little, Norman McGee, Helen Lodge, Florence Whittaker, Alex Shields, Geoffrey Whittaker, Derek McLachlan, Elisabeth von Breitenbuch, Gordon Milne, Patricia Watson, Elizabeth Quigley, Eric Door  

 

B Team Pool (Division 5): Katherine Carson, Maggie Eldon, Brian McKenzie, Ann Edmonds, Maureen Smart, Grahame Henderson, Adelaide Dalling, Moira Needham, Jim Bell, Evelyn Baird, Val Barnes, Bill Sandland, John Vipond, Bryan Stewart, Gordon Finch

 

Pools are 14 players with 2 reserves.

 

B team players may play 1 or 2 games in the A team as a reserve.  A team players may not play for the B team.

 

If you would like to play in the leagues please speak to Katherine or Denis.

Last updated : 5th Aug 2019 13:16 BST
Summary of changes/differences for new bridgemates

 

  1. At the start you will need to identify the sectionand table number.
  2. Enter player numbers– after input of numbers, names of the players will be displayed.  If incorrect cancel and go back to enter the correct number.
  3. The board numberwill be filled in automatically. If playing out of order press cancel and enter the board number desired.
  4. The result– enter the result “Relative to contract”  e.g. 4S making 10 tricks enter ‘=’

4S making 9 tricks enter ‘-1’    4S making 11 tricks enter ‘+1’ etc.

This is the major change we have implemented with the new bridgemates

  1. E/W confirm using a function key (not OK) – this is key on right under screen
  2. At the end of the round a summaryof the boards played will be displayed and can, if necessary be corrected/reinput.
  3. At the end of the round, the machine will display where pairs move to.
  4. At the start of a round the machine will display the names of the people playing the round at that table.  If any of these is incorrect, it can be corrected at the start of each round.  
Last updated : 20th Apr 2019 19:39 BST
Ready Bridge-A Challenge

One of the main reasons for the decline in numbers playing golf, especially among younger people, is the length of time it takes to play a round of golf.  To counteract this, golf’s main governing body, the R & A, have compiled a Pace of Play manual and have recommended that clubs adopt and promote a Ready Golf philosophy to speed up play.

 

Bridge clubs seem to be suffering a similar decline in membership (although Peebles Bridge Club has been able to buck that trend to a large extent, thanks to Norman’s Bridge Academy), again especially among younger people. The “speed of play” issue on a golf course is much the same as at a bridge club; if one group of players on the course (at a table) is slow, then all the following groups (tables) are held up, leading to frustration.

So what about Ready Bridge?  Can we learn anything from Ready Golf?  Perhaps we can, even although there are clear differences. For example, Ready Golf proposes playing your shot when you are ready, rather than waiting for the player whose turn it is (according to traditional golf etiquette). If bridge players bid or played a card when they were ready, it might be fun but it would be somewhat chaotic.

Borrowing ideas from golf, here are some practices we should all adopt to improve the pace of play at bridge:-

Bidding

If you’re the Dealer, go ahead and bid before

  • Marking your scorecard
  • Entering anything into the Bridgemate (if you’re operating it)

When it’s your turn to bid, bid without undue hesitation

Playing

If it’s your lead, go ahead and lead before

  • Marking your card
  • Entering anything into the Bridgemate (if you’re operating it)

If you’re Dummy and the lead has been played, lay your cards down before

  • Marking your card
  • Entering anything into the Bridgemate (if you’re operating it)

In general

  • Make a point of noting verbally who the dealer is and that it’s their bid
  • Make a point of noting verbally who’s lead it is both at the start of play and if there appears to be a longer than usual gap in play
  • Think ahead about the bid you will make or the card you will play
  • After a hand has been played, return your cards to the board before
    • Entering the score into the Bridgemate
    • Marking your scorecard
  • At the end of the round, if you are the E/W pair, proceed to the next table or position as quickly as possible
Last updated : 20th Apr 2019 19:38 BST
Christmas Party 2018
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Last updated : 20th Apr 2019 19:40 BST
AGM 2014
  • Cademuir
  • Cademuirv2
  • Norman\'s presentation 2014
  • Treasurers report 2014
Photos thanks to David Baird.
The AGM was held on 23rd October 2014 at which a presentation was made to Norman McGee.  Norman had just retired as secretary after 12 years in post. The club presented him with a watercolour painting of Cademuir commissioned from Joseph Maxwell Stuart
Last updated : 24th Oct 2014 11:27 BST